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  • n  the basic unit of money in Vietnam
  • v  go `ding dong', like a bell

  • This past week the dong jumped from 16,120 to the dollar to 18,500 on the black market as traders rushed to put their dong into dollars and gold.
  • At Far Rockaway, Long Island one summer day 19 years ago, a tipsy slattern wove into the chop suey restaurant of Fung Kwok-dong, plunked down on a table a naked boy infant .
  • Thousands of extra police will be dispatched nationwide to pull over bare-headed drivers, issuing steep fines of up to 200,000 dong (about $15) about a quarter of the average .
News & Articles

  • Cho Yong Pil: Meet the K-Pop Legend
    Cho Yong Pil’s Seoul office in the affluent Seocho-dong neighborhood is surprisingly neat and tidy given all that's inside. The room is packed with...
    June 12, 2013 - Billboard
  • Berkeley: 3-alarm fire at historic Nash Hotel
    Berkeley: 3-alarm fire at historic Nash Hotel Firefighters contained a three-alarm fire Tuesday that burned a historic hotel in downtown Berkeley, authorities said. The fire at the Nash Hotel at 2045 University Ave., just west of Shattuck Avenue, was reported at 7:44 a.m., said interim Fire Chief Gil Dong. Four people were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
    June 12, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle
  • Dong Swaps Hybrid Bond After S&P Adjustment Hits Capital Plan
    Dong Energy A/S is asking hybrid bondholders to swap out of a 3010 security that the company won’t be able to use in its risk buffers after Standard & Poor’s changed its definition of the debt class.
    June 10, 2013 - Bloomberg

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